Dimming iMac screen all the way down

Kanunu

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Apr 18, 2009
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I have my iMac connected to my TV using a Menotek display port converter and HDMI cable. It carries both video and sound satisfactorily. Display settings are System Preferences>Displays>Arrangement>check Mirror Displays. For sound they are System Preferences>Sound>Output>Sony TV.

My question is how to turn down the screen on the iMac completely when watching movies. As both units are in the same room, the iMac screen is a little disconcerting. I find that I can turn iMac brightness down (independent from the TV) but not completely. I was told by an Apple rep at BestBuy that a Macbook dims all the way but the iMac does not seem to.

I hope someone has a workaround.
 

macdudesir

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I have my iMac connected to my TV using a Menotek display port converter and HDMI cable. It carries both video and sound satisfactorily. Display settings are System Preferences>Displays>Arrangement>check Mirror Displays. For sound they are System Preferences>Sound>Output>Sony TV.

My question is how to turn down the screen on the iMac completely when watching movies. As both units are in the same room, the iMac screen is a little disconcerting. I find that I can turn iMac brightness down (independent from the TV) but not completely. I was told by an Apple rep at BestBuy that a Macbook dims all the way but the iMac does not seem to.

I hope someone has a workaround.
iMacs don't have that feature...ive set a hot corner to shut the display off...system preferences>mission control>hot corners>find the one you want and select put display to sleep
 

Kanunu

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Apr 18, 2009
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Thanks but....

shift control eject, or make a hot corner in screensaver preferences.
Shift-control-eject turns off the TV screen too. The hot corners way does the same.

Also note that movie players will universally override the screen saver and the Power Saver turn off display setting.

I am not sure if this is a hardware or OS issue but I may put this into Apple feedback (for whatever that's worth.) They are probably scrambling around now trying to clean up the mess they caused with Lion. :rolleyes:
 

parmeseann

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Apr 25, 2017
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Thanks but....


Shift-control-eject turns off the TV screen too. The hot corners way does the same.

Also note that movie players will universally override the screen saver and the Power Saver turn off display setting.

I am not sure if this is a hardware or OS issue but I may put this into Apple feedback (for whatever that's worth.) They are probably scrambling around now trying to clean up the mess they caused with Lion. :rolleyes:
[doublepost=1493162447][/doublepost]That post was from 2009. I'm sitting here 8 years later and this issue still has not been resolved. APPLE WTF?
 
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